Through April 18, customers who purchase five Del Monte cans in one transaction, will receive a free can of Del Monte products. The new “You CAN Help” program encourages shoppers to donate some, or all, of the canned goods or other nonperishable food items to be donated to the Winn Parish Food Bank.
Brett Brewer, Director of Community Involvement for Brookshire Grocery Co. said, “We are proud to partner with Del Monte and the food banks in our communities in the fight against hunger.
LaSalle Community Action Assn., Inc is announcing the availability of funds dedicated to assist eligible low income households with their energy payments. All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis. For this one day only.
Telephone appointments will be taken beginning the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am until 11:00 a.m. until all funds are exhausted. To schedule an appointment you may call: 318-628-2153. An eligible household is one whose total income is at or below the levels listed in the table below and who have not received a previous benefit within the past six months.
American Cancer Society representative Danielle Cobb spoke to the Winnfield Kiwanis Club about the upcoming Relay for Life event to be held at the Winnfield Senior High Football stadium on May 5, 2017. This is Cinco da Mayo day and the theme of the the Relay for Life is Cinco Da Mayo. At the present time they are recruiting teams and sponsors. They are also asking survivors to sign up on the survivor list. The chair person for the Relay for Life event this year is Toni McAllister.
Last year Relay for Life raised $40,727 which helped 22 people in Winn Parish. More people could be helped if they would call or go online to the American Cancer Society website.
President Rita James presented Past-President Mickey Parker with his 2016-17 Distinguished Kiwanian certificate awarded by Division 11 of the LaMissTenn Kiwanis district at the Mid-Winter meeting. Parker was unable to attend the Mid-Winter meeting so President James presented the certificate at the March 6th club meeting.
It was Ash Wednesday, the day following Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) when the Rotary Club of Winnfield heard a presentation on the efforts of the local Krewe of Kingfish to keep the spirit of Mardi Gras alive and well here in this north Louisiana community.
Rotarian Jane Purser had the program and it was she and her husband Don who chaired the committee that first brought Mardi Gras and the Krewe of Kingfish to Winnfield in 1993. That was the year that the city celebrated the 100th birthday of hometown celebrity Huey P. Long. Fellow Rotarian Samantha Kelly who now serves on the Krewe of Kingfish brought the presentation to the club.
Resident and family expectations have changed significantly in the nursing home industry over the past several decades and Winn-based Central Management continues to be a leader among Louisiana’s nursing facilities in adapting to meet those expectations.
Rotarian Teddy Price, Central Management’s CEO, brought several administrators to the Feb. 22 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield for a program on the “Rockstars” program, one tool they are employing to encourage staffers to meet the changing expectations.
The length of stay of nursing facility residents is considerably shorter than it was 20 years ago. Then, the nursing home was often the final residence for a patient before they died. Now, with hospital stays being much shorter, rehabilitation in nursing facilities plays a much larger role. Customers are generally coming in younger and healthier than before. Last year, 7 in 10 transitioned back home with the completion of therapy.
Ms. Kaylea Ann Boyett and Mr. Logan Ryan Adams are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Ms. Boyett is the daughter of Teena and Dion Boyett of Dodson and is the granddaughter of Don and Helen Boyett of Natchitoches and the late Francis Watson and late Manuel Watson, both of Dodson. She is a 2012 graduate of Calvin High School, a 2016 graduate of Bossier Parish Community College, and is employed at Winn Community Health Center.
Mr. Adams is the son of Gwen Weeks Adams and the grandson of Evyonne and Betty Joe Weeks of Goldonna and Max and Lou Ellen Adams, also of Goldonna. He is a 2011 graduate of Calvin High School and is employed by Acuren Inspection.
The Bontrager Family Singers of Kalona, Iowa will be at Welcome Home Baptist Church on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7 PM. Join us for this great blessing of meeting this family and being a part of their ministry for God. Welcome Home Baptist Church Is located in the Hudson/ Gaars Mill community on Highway 34. For more information you may call 318- 355-5743.
Natchitoches, LA – It is not too late to start the application process at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. A completed application includes the student’s portion (short answers); parental permission; two teacher recommendations (one from an English instructor and one from a math instructor); one counselor recommendation; a recent (within the last calendar year) ACT or SAT score; and an official campus visit.